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    Main Water Line Pipe Question

    Hello, I live in Fort Worth, TX and my city uses the 2015 International Plumbing Code. My house's main water line used PB (polybutylene) pipe which has degraded and sprung a leak. The pipe runs under my driveway and after digging a small hole in my driveway and locating the leak I decided it...
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    Question about toilet flange

    That could definitely be possible, since it looks like PVC with a metal flange I guess I could take out whatever screws are there, grab that piece, screw it down, and use some of the larger seals that exist since it is about 1/4" to 1/2" below the finished floor. This would be nice since I...
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    Question about toilet flange

    Really, no ideas? 45 views? I have to work on this tomorrow so I was looking for a bit of advice before I started tackling it. If you need any clarification or additional information just let me know!
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    how to keep a water line from freezing?

    Insulation on the pipe? Does the pipe run in the wall, and if so is there insulation in the wall where the pipe runs? You could always keep the water running at times when you're afraid it will freeze.
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    Question about toilet flange

    Hello, I have a rusted toilet flange that currently sits below the finished tile floor by about a 1/2". The pipe is 3", and the old flange is glued to the outside of the pipe. There is a tile floor and a lot of space. I have a few questions about replacing this flange. I believe that using a...
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    Painting brick fireplace, stain vs prime + paint

    Perfect, I'll go that route, thank you.
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    Question about fireplace mantel

    So do you think I should just cut out the 2x4's that are already there and try and install a cleat system to set the current hollow mantel on after I put it back together?
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    Question about fireplace mantel

    I figured this would be the best place to ask. I just got an older home not sure on the year maybe around the 1970's or early 1980's. I was going to paint my fireplace but I also wanted to fix the mantel and paint it as well. So I got to work and ended up prying off a hollow wooden mantel off...
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    Painting brick fireplace, stain vs prime + paint

    Hello, I have been doing some research on this and I've got some mixed reviews. I've seen someone people recommend stain because it allows the brick to breathe but I haven't been too impressed with the color saturation of the brick with a stain. I've also seen people go with a masonry primer and...
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    Question about tiling a shower.

    No I don't, all the cuts are going to the corner of a wall. I also realized that adding a piece of hardieboard to the side wall was the best solution and a great idea so I was going to do that as well.
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    Question about tiling a shower.

    That is a possibility but it would put the backer board past the door jamb. I started trimming the curb back already so I'll have to save that idea for the future if I'm ever crazy enough to do a shower again.
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    Question about tiling a shower.

    So you think a whole tile down the half wall will look okay? Any ideas for the curb? Would trimming it back to be flush with the half wall workout alright?
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    Question about tiling a shower.

    Alright I have a few questions after finishing almost all the other work on my property about tiling my shower. I am using 12x24 inch tiles, ceramic, and I am not sure how to start the layout. Here is the first image showing the general layout of the shower and how big the tile is compared...
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    Question on height of foundation with sonotubes.

    Actually I've been thinking about it and drawing up a bunch of diagrams for the layout. I am starting to believe that a porch around the entire house would be excessive. Someone mentioned this and it got me thinking and after drawing it up I have to agree. I also really wanted to get away from...
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    Question on height of foundation with sonotubes.

    I definitely believe in building codes. I am not an expert and I have limited construction experience especially in regards to framing. Which is why I am going to trust the expertise of people who have been doing this kind of work their whole life. However, I also believe that if someone wants...
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